In keeping with its goal and objectives to reach Liberia with the gospel, Calvary Baptist Church not only plants its own fellowships and supports national pastors around the country, but also collaborates with other Baptist churches and national Baptist mission agencies to start churches in needy areas. For the past two years, the church has assisted Grace Baptist Church and the Fundamental National Baptist Mission Agency to begin a work in Gibi District, Margibi County.
On April 20–22, the church and the Fundamental Baptist National Mission Agency carried out a three-day evangelistic crusade in Worhn, Margibi County. The crusade, held at the main streets of Worhn, brought together more than 400 people to hear the gospel. On Friday, April 20, 189 people attended; 52 made professions of faith in Christ.
At the start of the crusade that evening, we faced two major challenges. Loud music from a nearby shop directly opposite the crusade site disturbed the meeting. Even the crusade ground became a dancing spot for the children. All efforts to persuade the bar owner to lower the volume of his music proved futile. His only answer to us was, “Look, sir, tomorrow is market day and I only have two days to make money.” Second, a swarm of bugs and flying insects attracted by electric light completely took over the entire area, making it difficult to even sit or read. But the Lord was with us and we managed to carry on the service that evening, and people got saved anyway.
In spite of the difficulties of getting young people to the crusade site the second day due to the European football match by DSTV, the meeting was successfully held. A Christian film was the highlight of the crusade, and many people came to Christ.
The closing service was held Sunday, April 22, at Grace Baptist Fellowship in Gargboye Town, Gibi District, with more than 30 people in attendance. At the end of the service, eight accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.
Grace Baptist Fellowship needs a church building; members currently meet under a thatched roofed with no benches. It will cost USD $2,250 to build a church that will seat close to 100 people. Also pray for support and transportation for Rev. William Kolaglaye, who founded this church and who has dedicated his services to the work. One motorbike costs around USD $950. It will also take USD $150 to support the pastor monthly.
Pastor G. Larque Vaye
National Pastor and Church Planter
Calvary Baptist Church